On Thursday, June 23rd heavy rainfall began to accumulate in West Virginia. By the following morning, 44 out of 55 counties in the state were declared a State of Emergency. More than 100 homes and 18 people have died in the storm, according to a report from FEMA on June 24th. More rain is anticipated.
PDA reached out to the Presbytery of West Virginia Friday morning, June 24th. By that afternoon, PDA issued an immediate deployment of two National Response Teams. These teams, consisting of 3 NRT members each for a total of 6, will be deployed in West Virginia around June 25th-July 3rd. The NRT teams will provide a ministry of presence to the presbytery and congregations, and assist with assessments.